Budgets seem particularly tight this year just as prices are on the rise, so to make sure you can have a great summer vacation, we’ve gathered together an impressive list of family vacation offers where the kids go free! You’ll have to get the kids there, but once you all arrive, your children can stay, play and eat free. These offers are for two children (and sometimes more) staying in the same room/cabin with two adults, black-out dates may and age restrictions may apply.
All-Inclusive Resorts Where Kids Stay Free
These deluxe all-inclusive resorts offer maximum value for families. Typically summer travel is considered off-season with resorts offering deep discounts on vacation packages. These mega resorts offer beachfront settings, elaborate pool complexes, dozens of restaurants and a full slate of activities to entertain your whole family.
Iberostar Resorts – Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica
Iberostar has built a reputation for having some of the most luxurious and fun resorts on the planet. Book by May 31, 2013, and stay now through December 31, 2013, with kids free at selected properties while staying in the same room as two paying adults. Visit Iberostar.com/en/kids-stay-for-free for list of participating resorts.
Dreams Resorts – Mexico and Dominican Republic
Make everyone’s dreams come true by booking a family vacation in a luxury Dreams Resort between August 24, and December 22, 2013. Choose between resorts with spas, golf, elaborate pools and beautiful beaches. Find all the details at DreamResorts.com.
The Divi Resort in Aruba has been serving up the fun in Aruba for many years. Now through December 20, 2013, kids 12 and under stay free and can take advantage of the kids camp that operates Monday through Friday. Find all the details at DiviAruba.com
Everyone Loves A Cruise!
What’s better than a relaxing vacation that’s also filled with exciting non-stop activities, entertainment and changing landscapes.
Norwegian Cruise Line
The folks at GriswoldFamilyVacations.com tuned us in to a great promotion by Norwegian Cruise Line. NCL is offering a promotion where kids 17 and under sail as a third or fourth guest in a stateroom free of charge. Cruise examples include the Norwegian Sky sailing a 4 day itinerary to the Bahamas from Miami. For dates in September and October, 2013 with an inside stateroom, a family of our can cruises for $820.28.e
Costa Cruise Line
A European vacation for the whole family may not be out of reach thanks to Costa Cruises. For spring and summer Mediterranean and northern Europe itineraries kids cruise free. Junior cruises age 17 and under pay only government taxes and fees through July, 2013. Rates start at $399 per person for 7 night western Med cruises. For young cruisers aged 3 to 17, Costa offers a full range of complimentary youth programs. Get all the details at CostaCruises.com.
Kids And Nature – An Unforgettable Combination!
Some of your most wonderful family memories may just happen when you turn off all the electronics and razzmatazz and go adventuring together into a natural setting. There is something about walking along a trail together that inspires conversations and appreciation of our planet.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize
This award winning Eco-lodge situated in a 365-acre Rainforest Reserve is an ideal choice for families to experience a pristine rainforest environment. Families can participate in hikes along the Maya Trail System, canoe the Macal River, swim in the new Eco-friendly pool, enjoy bird walks with on-staff Naturalist Guides and take part in a guided interpretive tour on the Maya Medicinal Plant Trail. Children under 18 can stay free when they share a room with two paying adults. Get the details at ChaCreek.com.
The Appalachian Mountain Club, New Hampshire
Spending time with the AMC is the surest antidote to an over-stressed life. Hiking along fragrant wooded trails running beside stunning waterfalls is a sure way to reconnect with all the members of your family. Every time I stay at an AMC lodge, it renews my passion for spending time away from electronic devices and more time experiencing pristine environments. This year AMC Huts will celebrate their 125th anniversary, with Lonesome Lake Hut offering a kids stay, play and eat free deal. Cardigan Lodge in the NH Lakes Region will also be welcoming kids to vacation free this summerAll the details can be found at Outdoors.Org.
Chocolate Makes Everything Better!
Located just three hours from NYC is one of the happiest places on the planet, Hershey Pennsylvania where life is surely like a box of chocolates. This summer The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge have introduced a promotion where Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free. Kids sharing a room with their parents receive a complimentary breakfast and Hersheypark tickets for a day. Hersheypark is a 110-acre amusement park featuring 11 roller coasters, a water park and zoo. Guests also receive complimentary admission to Hershey Gardens and to the Museum Experience at The Hershey Story. This promotion is available May 2 through July 2, 2013. Details are available at HersheyPA.com.
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